Library cards are available to all residents of Texas free of charge. Customers will need to show photo identification and proof of current residential address. Customers are financially responsible for items checked out on their accounts.

Digital library cards allow access to all electronic resources, including Libby and Axis360, and are available to all Texas residents, as well. Digital library cards expire after one year. Customers can place one hold on a physical item with a digital card, and the digital card can be upgraded to a full-service card when the customer visits the library to check out their hold. Customers will need to show photo identification and proof of current residential address in order to upgrade their card.


ITEM                                                 LIMIT                
Books 30 2 Weeks
New Books 30 2 Weeks
Blu-Ray/DVDs 10 2 Weeks
Playaway 10 2 Weeks
Magazines 5 2 Weeks

All physical items have a loan period of two weeks and five renewals are allowed. Automatic renewals will take place three days before due date as long as there are no holds on the items.

Overdue fines are no longer applied to accounts. Cards will be blocked after three overdue items. All items will be assumed lost after they are 30 days late. Patrons are still responsible for lost and damaged items. We will accept new or like new replacement copies of library items instead of payment.


Can't find the item you want in your local library?  You might be able to find your item at another library.


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ILL service is available at Pasadena Public Library to established library customers who meet the following criteria:
•    Library account must have a working email or local phone number listed.
•    Library account must be free of usage blocks.
•    Library account cannot be expired or temporary.

Some limitations on requests do apply:

•    Items owned by Pasadena Public Library cannot be requested through the ILL service.
•    Items owned by Harris County Public Library or Bellaire City Library can be placed on hold and should not be requested through ILL.
•    Only Pasadena Public Library cards (beginning with D02) can be used to place and pick up ILLs at Pasadena Public Libraries.
•    New items (published last six months) should not be requested through the ILL service.
•    Customers cannot exceed 5 requests at a time.

Please note that ILL materials are coming from libraries across the country and each library may have different rules about delivery, renewals and fees. Delivery time is usually 2 to 4 weeks. Checkout is limited to one 4-week checkout with no renewals.  Additional time is dependent upon the lending library.  Ask a librarian to make the request, and we will let you know if the extension is approved. The libraries we borrow from usually do not have fees or lending restrictions. 

Each ILL material will come with an ILL slip wrapped around or otherwise attached to the item. Loss of this slip can result in the item being marked lost, as the slip contains the barcode needed to check in the item. To make sure ILL items are promptly removed from your account, please return them directly to the Circulation desk and not in the book drop or the automatic book return.

Have questions?  Please feel free to contact the library.


Large Meeting Space
Both libraries have large meeting rooms that are primarily for the use of the library and other city departments.
When not in use, this space is available for a fee to non-profits and other local organizations. For availability and other information, please call 713-475-7008.

Small Meeting Space
Both libraries have small rooms (1-4 people) available on a same-day, first-come first-serve basis. Inquire at the Check Out desk for availability. A library card is required.
Public Computers: Free
Wifi Access: No Password Required
Microfilm and Reader (Central Only): Free
Scanning: Free
Printers: $0.15 black & white printing; $0.50 color printing
Copiers: $0.15 per letter size page
Fax: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page
Earbuds: $1.75
The Central Library has a microfilm/fiche reader and scanner available for patrons to use; this machine is located in the computer lab, please check in the Help Desk for use. You can use the reader to view, save, print, and email yourself images from microfilm/fiche reader.
Pasadena Library offers Notary Service free of charge to Pasadena Library card holders.  The service is available at both libraries (Central & Fairmont) Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Customers are responsible for providing proper identification and witnesses. 
The Pasadena Public Library offers free proctoring services. The patron must make arrangements with the library staff prior to taking the test. Tests can be administered online, on paper, or using a computer to type your responses. For details, contact the Central Information Desk at 713.477.0276 x 4120 or the Fairmont Library at 281.998.1095.